Facilities Manager

Facilities Manager

  • Location

    Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Facilities Management

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  • Salary:

    £27,735 per year

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  • Job ref:

    FMJ Jobs 0197

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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We have an opportunity for a hands-on and well organised Facilities Manager to deliver efficient and compliant management of our various facilities and operational risk work to an excellent standard.

What it's like to work here

Dunham Massey is a 3,000-acre estate situated approximately 10 miles south of central Manchester and three miles south of Altrincham. Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford, gave it to the National Trust in 1976 and today it attracts over 500,000 visitors a year. This elegant Georgian mansion, set within a magnificent 300 acre deer park and including one of Britain’s finest winter gardens, is a very popular visitor attraction with over 100 staff. The busy team has a strong commercial focus and a fast-paced environment. Within the park walls there is also a shop, café, restaurant and ice cream parlour. On the wider estate, there are 20 farms, 100 cottages, a golf course and an award winning housing development. The house, garden and parkland hide many layers of history and have many stories to tell.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be responsible for the day to day management, maintenance & upkeep of our visitor facilities at Dunham Massey to an excellent standard of presentation, with due consideration of our conservation principles and the protected status of our buildings and landscapes. 

You’ll be leading work to ensure our security, fire, environmental and health and safety compliance is first rate, with clarity on accountabilities and responsibilities in this area, and you’ll be making sure we plan well for emergencies.

You’ll be out and about managing our premises, equipment and compliance systems , leading on health & safety awareness and managing contractor relationships, and liaising with colleagues to ensure a consistent approach to compliance and the management of areas of risk that cross departments, resulting in the safe, sustainable and cost effective operation of the site.

As part of the property management team you’ll report into the Property Operations Manager, and at a strategic level you’ll support our plans for investment into our visitor infrastructure and to protect and conserve the built environment and the outdoors, whilst balancing this with the high demand from visitors to access and enjoy the property. Some operating budgets will fall under your management and you’ll be running small projects to improve our facilities.

You’ll be supporting and delivering reactive, preventative, and planned maintenance on a number of defined areas of work across all our buildings, working closely with our Direct Labour Team, building surveyor, estate manager and property teams, as well as consultancy advisers. You’ll regularly manage contractors as well as a small team of staff and will look to develop volunteering opportunities to support the Direct Labour Team. You’ll work collaboratively with other department leads to ensure that the standards of maintenance, presentation and customer service you uphold are enhancing the visitor experience on a daily basis.

This new role for our property will take a lead in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, so by monitoring and careful management, and implementation of energy efficiency actions, you’ll help deliver a reduction in energy consumption. In particular here at Dunham, you’ll lead on management and maintenance of our renewable energy installations.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this new and varied role you'll need to have;

  • A good understanding of Facilities/Premises Management together with relevant experience
  • A good understanding of operational risk management, health &safety and security issues, buildings maintenance, contractor management and services provision
  • Confidence and capability in process and procedure and working with/analysis of data
  • Demonstrable high standards of presentation
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and an appetite for a challenge
  • Great people skills, including leading and managing a team, building relationships with colleagues, working with visitors and volunteers, and working with consultants and contractors to effect changes where necessary
  • A good understanding of conservation and managing our environmental footprint
  • Passionate about the work of the National Trust
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • A keen eye for detail (particularly in relation to presentation), plenty of common sense and strong organisational skills
  • Some project management experience
  • A full UK driving licence

The package


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

Closing date: 04 June 2019

Interview date: 17 June 2019

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